Senior Support Worker

Steven Vine
Croydon (City/Town), London (Greater)
Competitive Salary
13 Nov 2017
11 Dec 2017
Contract Type

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Support Worker in the Croydon area to manage our client’s support team at home to a high standard and to undertake the clinical responsibility of the staff team.  

Please note this is not a basic care/support role. The role will initially involve travelling and staying for 2-3 days/nights a week in Colchester (travel and accommodation paid) to support the client in his step-down facility, alongside the staff already there and to oversee his transition into his own home, in the Surrey area, hopefully in Spring 2018.

Our client is a 57-year-old man who has an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and underlying mental health issues. He requires support to transfer into a community setting following several years in a hospitalised setting following brain injury. He will require 1-1 support 24hours a day, 7 days a week. You will need to support the case manager in moving our client to the Coulsdon/Croydon area, in spring 2018.

What are the responsibilities of a Senior Support Worker?

  • Manage our client’s support team at home to a high standard.
  • Manage the environment as well as facilitate treating team recommendations and strategies.
  • Staff management including staff rotas.
  • Maintaining therapy routines.
  • Providing an active and varied programme of activities both within and outside his home.

What experience is required?

  • At least 1-year previous management experience is required as is degree level qualification, preferably with a Mental Health nursing background.
  • Experience in risk assessments, care plans, supervisions and the appraisal process are essential.
  • Knowledge and experience of brain injury is vital as is flexibility and a positive attitude to rehabilitation.
  • You need to have a good command of the English Language as our client has communication difficulties.

Please note that a clean driving licence, successful DBS Disclosure and referencing is required.

What are the benefits?

  • Competitive Salary – dependent on experience and qualifications.
  • Full time contract and On Call responsibilities.
  • Flexibility needed for weekdays, evenings, weekends and sleep overs will apply.
  • 4 week rolling rota maintained.
  • Work place pension.
  • Statutory annual leave entitlement.

So, if you are a positive, reliable individual and you are interested in becoming a Senior Support Worker then please click on “Apply.”

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